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#Primary Schools

# primary-schools - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Five new gaelscoileanna to be opened in Dublin over next three years

“I want to help address the imbalance in the availability of Irish-medium education,” Education Minister Joe McHugh said.

# primary-schools - Thursday 15 August, 2019

More than 6,600 primary school students to receive hot meals at lunch from next month

36 schools have been chosen to participate in the new pilot project.

# primary-schools - Friday 2 August, 2019

Primary pupils in Kerry are the most likely to be in an overcrowded classroom

More than a fifth of registered primary pupils in the recent school year were in overcrowded classes.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'It reduces stress': This programme is helping teachers support children with behavioural difficulties

The Incredible Years’ Teacher Classroom Management programme is being launched in all Deis schools.

# primary-schools - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Should 'health homework' be given to primary school students?

A study has found that 20% of children in Ireland are overweight or obese.

# primary-schools - Monday 5 December, 2016

Educate Together applying for patronage of four more schools in Dublin and Cork

Patrons are being asked to provide evidence of parental demand by 4 January 2017.

# primary-schools - Monday 14 March, 2016

Secular Schools Ireland to apply to run three new primary schools in Dublin

Some 96% of primary schools are under religious control.

# primary-schools - Saturday 2 January, 2016

'It's insulting to parents to say they're baptising their children to get them into a school'

The Primate of Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin said it was being overstated that this occurred regularly.

# primary-schools - Thursday 27 August, 2015

The Greens have a radical plan to feed every schoolchild in the country

The party wants to provide every schoolchild in the country with at least one hot meal a day.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

A catastrophe waiting to happen? A child could die from allergies while in school

1 in 5 anaphylactic reactions happen in school but teachers not required to administer medicine

# primary-schools - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Here are the 44 primary schools that now only have one teacher

Notice a pattern in this map?

# primary-schools - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Primary schools to get a lick of paint with €28 million funding

The Minor Works Grant will be distributed depending on a school’s size.

# primary-schools - Thursday 13 November, 2014

For the kids: How do schools impact on property prices?

Here, give you an education on what school proximity does for the housing market.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

"Historic day" as LGBT teachers' group meet President

The group is part of the INTO union.

# primary-schools - Monday 23 June, 2014

Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has said that if schools devote 30 minutes a day to exercise, it could “make a big difference for generations to come” in terms of obesity.

# primary-schools - Friday 23 May, 2014

Why are schools used as polling places?

There are some very sensible reasons why hundreds of primary schools will close today to facilitate voting.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity

Minister Ruairi Quinn has stressed that there are currently no plans to reassess resource levels.

# primary-schools - Friday 2 May, 2014

Quinn gives €35 million to schools so they can have nicer toilets and roofs

In total, 386 schools all across the country will receive the funding.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

'Volunteering spirit' of primary school teachers needs to be praised, says Cody

He said teachers should not be concerned about setbacks as they are “inevitable parts of life”.

# primary-schools - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Quinn admits schools who operate book rental schemes won't benefit from new funding

“If I get extra money of course they will but I’ve concentrated so that every child going to primary school can access a book rental scheme,” the Minister said today.

# primary-schools - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Government to spend €15m replacing school prefabs in 2014

The Department of Education said the cost renting school accommodation has dropped dramatically in the last four years.

# primary-schools - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Educate Together appointed patron of new schools in Dublin and Galway

The NGO aims to provide equality of access to children regardless of their cultural or religious backgrounds.

# primary-schools - Monday 23 September, 2013

Quinn: I'm not an aggressive secularist

The Minister for Education launched a public consultation on inclusiveness in primary schools today.

# primary-schools - Monday 26 August, 2013

Poll: Should schools be responsible for tackling cyber bullying? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools be responsible for tackling cyber bullying?

An anti-bullying expert has said primary schools need to take a more pro-active approach to cyber-bullying. Do you think it should be their responsibility?

Time to act on bullying before tragedy hits primary schools, says expert

Marion Flanagan has said that there needs to be an approach involving parents, schools and the children themselves to tackle bullying.

# primary-schools - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Principals want 'CAO-style' admissions for primary and secondary schools

Both primary and secondary schools would have an online ‘preference’ system under the plans from primary principals.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Primary schools in 23 towns to change patronage following survey

The change comes after surveys were carried out in 38 towns across the country.

# primary-schools - Monday 14 January, 2013

Poll: Should Irish primary schools be non-denominational? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish primary schools be non-denominational?

Parents in 38 Irish towns are voting on the type of school they want to send their children to but what do you think?

# primary-schools - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Survey: Almost half of primary schools in deficit

According to the survey, 22 per cent of schools are breaking even, while 93 per cent receive a minor works grants for repairs.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Schools will need 3,000 extra teachers to cater for population - Quinn

Ruairí Quinn says at the current ratio, thousands more staff will be needed – but that’s if the current ratio remains in place.

# primary-schools - Monday 17 September, 2012

Primary teachers warn against Budget cuts to disadvantaged schools

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation says Ruairí Quinn must learn from the furore over last year’s cuts to Deis schools.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Open thread: What changes would you make to the education system? Education This post contains videos

Open thread: What changes would you make to the education system?

As doc sets to explore how “one size fits all” education system is failing some young people, we want to know how you would improve school years…

# primary-schools - Monday 11 June, 2012

Government criticised over scrapping of modern languages scheme

The Department of Education said that tough choices had to be made but that the initiative in some primary schools would inform a new integrated language curriculum.

# primary-schools - Monday 28 May, 2012

Primary school standards have mainly 'stayed the same', say parents

In a new survey, 33 per cent of parents said that primary school education standards have risen, while 37 per cent said they had stayed the same. Over one-fifth said they had dropped.

# primary-schools - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Ruairi Quinn refuses to rule out cuts to teacher allowances

The Minister for Education said Fine Gael Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames was ‘misinformed’ in her criticism of his policies.

# primary-schools - Monday 12 March, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Teachers dispute Quinn’s claims on new €1.5bn schools programme

The INTO says only 17 of the primary schools being built under the new programme are actually new; the rest are replacements.

# primary-schools - Friday 9 March, 2012

The's progress report for the Government: Education

The government promised to deliver a lot of changes in education – but one year in, has it delivered?

# primary-schools - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Ruairí Quinn reverses 235 legacy post cuts from DEIS primary schools

The reduction in overall capitation funding planned for 2013 is being brought forward to cover the cost of the retention.

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